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Jacob Hirsch Soboroff (born March 27, 1983)[1] is a correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He debuted on the network in September 2015.

Jacob Soboroff
Jacob Hirsch Soboroff

(1983-03-27) March 27, 1983 (age 36)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationNew York University
EmployerNBCUniversal, Comcast
TelevisionMSNBC Correspondent

NBC News Correspondent
TakePart Live Co-Host

HuffPost Live Host and Producer
Spouse(s)Nicole Cari
Parent(s)Patti Schertzer Soboroff
Steve Soboroff

He was previously the host of YouTube Nation[2] and the co-host of TakePart Live on Pivot TV. He was a founding host and producer of HuffPost Live, the live streaming network of The Huffington Post.



Born in Los Angeles, California, Soboroff is the eldest child of Patti (née Schertzer) and the President of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, Steve Soboroff.[3][4] Soboroff attended Harvard-Westlake School,[5][6] and later received a Bachelor of Arts in politics in 2005 and a Master of Arts in political theory and philosophy in 2006, both from New York University.

He is married to Nicole Cari.[7]


In college, Soboroff was an aide to New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg.

Soboroff was a contributor to MTV's 2012 presidential election coverage, for which he discussed America's young voters with GOP candidate Mitt Romney. As the founding correspondent for AMC News,[8] Soboroff interviewed actors and filmmakers. Soboroff co-hosted NBC's proactive school makeover show School Pride.[9] He has contributed reporting to CNN, NPR's Weekend Edition and the PBS series WIRED Science. Between January and December 2014 Soboroff hosted YouTube Nation, a pop-culture oriented news show on YouTube.[10]

As a correspondent for MSNBC, Soboroff specializes in border issues, making him one of the first reporters to call public attention to the Trump administration family separation policy, whereby children were separated from parents who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border without proper documentation. He was one of ten journalists invited by authorities to tour Casa Padre, a facility in Texas housing 1500 boys ages 10 to 17.[11][12][13] He described it as "shocking... an old Walmart which has essentially been turned into a child prison."[14][15][16][17]

Volunteer activityEdit

Soboroff is a member of the board of Why Tuesday, a nonpartisan group working to increase American voter participation, and as a member of the City Year Los Angeles associates board. Jacob Soboroff was a speaker at TEDActive 2011, TEDxPhoenix 2011-11-11, TEDxTalk, about "Why do we vote on Tuesday?[18] His talk about increasing American voter turnout was featured on the main stage at TED 2012 in Long Beach.[19]

External linksEdit


  1. ^ California Birth Index. "Jacob Hirsch Soboroff, Born 03/27/1983 in California". California Birth Index. Retrieved April 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "YouTube Nation". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  3. ^ "A New Clark Kent". LA Times. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
  4. ^ "Anita Golden Schertzer (1930-2013)". The Desert Sun. July 3, 2013.
  5. ^ Rainey, James (25 July 2016). "How MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff Is Making His Mark on Campaign 2016". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Donors, alumni, celebrities surprise Walch with endowed chair - The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  7. ^ Walsh, Julie Millay (April 28, 2014). "Home Tour: A Fashion Insider's Cozy Echo Park Pad". MyDomaine.
  8. ^ "About Jacob Soboroff". AMC NEWS. Retrieved 7 November 2012.
  9. ^ McNamara, Mary (15 October 2010). "Television review: 'School Pride': A team commits to renovating run-down schools in a new NBC reality show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via LA Times.
  10. ^ "YouTube Nation". YouTube. Retrieved 2016-07-18.
  11. ^ Jacob Soboroff. "Jacob Soboroff". YouTube. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  12. ^ Jacob Soboroff. "Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff)". instagram. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  13. ^ "Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff)". Twitter. Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  14. ^ Storey, Kate (June 14, 2018). "An Interview With Jacob Soboroff, the Reporter Who Went Inside the Texas Walmart Housing Immigrant Children". Esquire. Retrieved 21 June 2018.
  15. ^ Grove, Lloyd (28 June 2018). "How NBC Reporter Jacob Soboroff Helped Kill Trump's Media Domination" – via
  16. ^ "NBC's Jacob Soboroff on His Immigration Special for Dateline". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  17. ^ Soboroff, Jacob. "Kids in Cages and Other Scenes from Trump's "Zero-Tolerance" Border". Retrieved 24 July 2018.
  18. ^ TEDx Talks (12 February 2012). "Ask why - Jacob Soboroff - TEDxPhoenix". Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via YouTube.
  19. ^ TED-Ed (10 April 2012). "Why do Americans vote on Tuesdays?". Retrieved 24 July 2018 – via YouTube.